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Waste Reduction Model (WARM)
EPA created the Waste Reduction Model (WARM) to help solid waste planners and organizations track and voluntarily report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions from several different waste management practices. WARM calculates and totals GHG emissions of baseline and alternative waste management practices—source reduction, recycling, anaerobic digestion, combustion, composting and landfilling.
10 Steps to Being WasteWise
Upon joining WasteWise, your organization will implement sustainable materials management (SMM); a systematic approach that seeks to reduce materials used and their associated environmental impacts over the entire life cycle.
What is WasteWise?
All U.S. businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations can join WasteWise as a partner, endorser or both. Current participants range from small local governments and nonprofit organizations to large multinational corporations. Partners demonstrate how they reduce waste, practice environmental stewardship and incorporate sustainable materials management into their waste-handling processes. Endorsers promote enrollment in WasteWise as part of a comprehensive approach to help their stakeholders realize the economic benefits to reducing waste.
What are the benefits of joining WasteWise?
Benefits of joining WasteWise include: -Opportunities to receive WasteWise Awards for outstanding achievements. -Public recognition in WasteWise publications, case studies, meetings and on EPA’s website. -Annual WasteWise Climate Profile describing greenhouse gas reductions achieved through waste diversion. -Reduced purchasing and waste disposal costs. -Outreach and educational materials and free one-on-one technical assistance via the WasteWise Helpline.